Egypt’s division II, Wasta FC, report say, is closed to signing former IE striker Isaiah Lincoln Gatei. The 20 year-old forward began his tryout with the club nearly a month now, and officials of the club have expressed interest in the Liberian.
The 2nd division side is 5th on the league table, 12th points from 7 matches. Gatei moved to Egypt eight months ago after playing for IE in the 2009/2010 local premiership. Gatei will be one of the dozens of unattached players in Egypt to complete a deal next month during mid season.
The striker spent four seasons at IE before departing for better soccer environment. Gatei is expected to do some excellent job for Wasta FC, if the deal is cooked. Since the forward began audition, he has appeared in three test matches, netting home 4 goals.
Gatei netted one of his goals against Arab Contractors FC. He told the New Dawn Wednesday in an interview that his prospect was in the hands of the Almighty. He said, there are bunch of overseas players currently on trial at the club.
Another Liberian player expected to shelter a contract this mid season is former Black Star midfielder Bill Sheriff, who arrived in Egypt after playing for Nigerian side, Heartland FC a year ago. The midfielder told the New Dawn early this week that his deal was almost completed with a top side, but will release club details later.
A Liberian player are more than a dozen in Egypt, and if all goes well for them this season, Liberia junior national football teams would have many semi-professional of talents.
Meanwhile, former UMC Roots attacker Julius Woto is eyeing a deal with Egyptian 2nd division side, Abu Quir Fertelizers FC.
The Liberian striker, over the past two months, has netted home great goals for the club in its off season matches. Julius was a member of UMC Roots FC last season, producing some attracting results.
Also in Egypt, Liberian midfielder Yao Abblode was in full accomplishment for Malia Sporting Club Wednesday. M.S Club skilled their 4th draw of the league season during a 2-2 bump into Ragab FC away. Abblode signed with Malia Sporting Club almost 4 months ago.
The club is 2nd on the league table, with 14 points from 7 the matches. The Liberian international has appeared in all of the team’s off-season and league matches. According to Yao, life at the club was great and rewarding. He said playing in foreign land required strict adherence to several rules as compared to Liberia.
Yao Abblode was a member of Black Star delegation that participated in the African club championship qualifiers. Ablode is noted for distance kicking and perfect defensive. The player told the New Dawn that it was his dream to cap for Liberia.
In another development, two of LPRC-Oilers defenders have been named by Western Stima FC officials to play in an off-season tournament. Alex Whittemore and Ernest Karneh join the club two months ago from LPRC-Oilers. They’re awaiting document transfer and contract arrangements.
Elsewhere in Africa, Liberian attacker Bob Zeo has made his debut for Gabonese premier league side, USB BiTam FC.